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Museum of Vietnamese History

2 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 829 8146
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This collection of historical treasures and artifacts is one of the few Vietnamese museums with helpful English explanations.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good46%
  • Average26%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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+84 8 829 8146
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"water puppet show"
in 32 reviews
"prehistoric times"
in 12 reviews
"stone age"
in 6 reviews
"thousand years"
in 5 reviews
"saigon zoo"
in 10 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 16 reviews
"interesting artifacts"
in 6 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 27 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 17 reviews
"on display"
in 13 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 9 reviews
"take pictures"
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"interesting place"
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"vietnam war"
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"beautiful building"
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"mummy"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a museum a ling time on our radar. We were astonished at the vastness of the collection, we came back two more times to see it all in depth. The arrangement of the long vietnamese history eas donevin a good way. Therevwas also...More

Thank Peter V
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not a very big museum. Small collection of Vietnamese cultural artifacts within 18 sections. No air conditioning.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While this is not the most important place to visit in Saigon, we were there as part of a shore excursion from our cruise. It's not too large so an hour or so is enough to gain a good understanding of Vietnamese geography and history....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is pretty far from most highlights but worth your time If you have some to spare. It has some pretty nice old artifacts and mostly tells about the dynasties and wars that formed Vietnam

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

An informative museum in a nice historical building. We stopped by here on our way to the Zoo/Botanical Garden and had lunch at the famous Lunch Lady. Phuoc Hai Temple is also nearby. Definitely worth checking out if you are going to any of those...More

1  Thank Calvin N
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Saw this museum on our visit to the zoo and decided to go back. Was glad we did. It has a small but mighty collection of artifacts, some quite ancient. Exhibits were arranged chronologically so not hard to follow. Learned a lot. The best aspect...More

Thank MontanaCyndi
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

There are some nice artifacts in the collection houses in a fairly run-down building; the quality of the display depends on the particular exhibition room as clearly some but not all have been recently renovated. Of particular interest are Cham sculptures. The sequential flow is...More

Thank ECWorld
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

This museum had rooms with displays dating back through cave man days, very interesting. We had no prior knowledge of the ancient history of Vietnam, so this was a surprise. The dioramas are in need of cleaning and updating, but still pretty cool. The rest...More

1  Thank Louise M
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

We had terrible trouble finding this museum. It was raining which didn’t help. Most exhibits are behind glass and reading is required. You can take an audio guide. It shuts for lunch at 11.30.

Thank VanessaRoad
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this museum with its eclectic mix of exhibits. The historical dioramas were fun. Of great beauty are the Champa Hindu sculptures and these alone make the visit well worthwhile. There’s also a mummy found right in the middle of Ho...More

Thank Aussie7leagueboots
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ElsonKho
15 February 2018|
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Sara D
22 December 2016|
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Response from Catkin31 | Reviewed this property |
The ticket was only 15,000 VND (about 50p), it cost more to take the camera in but that was only 40,000 (just over £1).
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StephiDee
16 July 2016|
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Response from geromam | Reviewed this property |
Hot and humid there I thought, no air con.
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